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What a week! We’ve been busy around our house and we have so much to show you! We are excited. Last weekend I was a co-host at The Home Depot lighting workshop. By co-host, I mean I brought my DIY lamp and my girls with me and we mingled with everyone, I shared a little bit about my lamp, and we learned a ton from the experts.
I really love going to The Home Depot workshops, if you haven’t had a chance to attend one, I think you’ll enjoy them! I always learn new skills and come away with new knowledge I can use for my home. This workshop was on lighting so we learned lots of helpful tips about choosing lightbulbs, energy efficiency and even advice for dimmer switches, too! We bought dimmer switches for our entire house when we moved in, but we still haven’t installed them yet. I can’t believe we haven’t yet, I love soft lighting. I’m all about the moods!
I don’t know about you but I’m always overwhelmed when I go into the lightbulb aisle these days. Seriously, so many choices I get paralyzed! There are so many options and types of bulbs. I’m never sure which one is the right choice. I usually just go with the cheaper incandescent option, but after the workshop I realized how expensive they actually are in the long run when you compare the LED bulbs that last for twenty years and use far less wattage. I realized they make perfect sense, especially for those two story high chandeliers or lights that are more difficult to get to to change often.
Speaking of mood lighting, I also enjoyed a comparison and demonstration on the type of light put out by different lightbulbs. It’s pretty dramatic to compare the difference between warm lightbulbs and daylight bulbs. I really love the warm light in my house but in a garage, the daylight ones are nice and bright for projects and finding things in those dark corners.
Next time you go into The Home Depot for lightbulbs, I encourage you to ask questions! Their salespeople are very knowledgeable and can save you a lot of money in the long run!
You can see that my DIY Barrel Lamp was the star of the show, heheheh! It actually tried to steal the show. I walked around shopping with it after the event and it was turning heads. I might start a new business making lamps if the blogging thing doesn’t work out.
Next time I get to host a workshop, I hope you’ll come out and visit with us! Please! It’s always fun to connect with readers and people who come to the workshops. I’ve done a few of these now and always enjoy them.
After one last ridiculous picture, a selfie style pose with our DIY lamp just because it’s a big deal when we DIY, we headed out for coffee. And of course, we enjoyed the afternoon in the glorious sunshine we’ve been having in Seattle!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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